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Experts at Dakar event point to a significant cause of investment losses, work stoppages and violence across Africa: the failure of governments and companies to respect the land rights of indigenous and local communities
Days before the RSPO complaints panel was supposed to issue a final judgment on the complaint filed against them, Plantaciones de Pucallpa withdrew from the RSPO.
Mr. Alfred Brownell, a campaigner for the land rights of Liberia’s local communities, and his staff at Green Advocates have gone underground after threats from the police. This is the latest in a long history of threats, intimidation, and harassment against human rights defenders in Liberia.
Held captive for two years in a legislature now in crisis over accusations of corruption, Land Rights Act to secure local peoples’ rights to their…
RRI ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE STATE OF RIGHTS AND RESOURCES 2016-2017 PRESS RELEASE New Research: Forcing Local Peoples off Their Lands Drives Almost Two-Thirds of…
Press Release New Research: Land Conflicts Impact 3.2 Million People and Threaten More Than Rs. 12 trillion (US $179 billion) of Investment New Research Land Disputes…
Press Release New Research: Indigenous and Community Forestlands Hold at Least One Quarter of All Tropical Forest Carbon; Failure to Prioritize Rights of Forest Guardians…
RRI Annual Review of the State of Rights and Resources 2015-2016 Press Release New Data Reveals Investors Cannot Buy Their Way Out of Direct Engagement with…
Defending nature is a dangerous occupation, especially in Latin America.
Environ 63 % des conflits liés aux investissements privés à base foncière et des ressources naturelles en Afrique sont causés par le déplacement forcé des populations, révélent de nouvelles recherches publiées, jeudi à Dakar, par la structure TMP Systems et l’Initiative des droits et ressources (RRI).
New research released on Thursday by the Rights and Resources Institute shows that despite improvements in respect for communities’ rights by global companies, land rights remain largely ignored.
Forced evictions of local communities from their lands by foreign companies fuel around two-thirds of land ownership disputes across Africa.